Days of Our Lives Transcript
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Julie: Marlena prescribed those. She has drugged my husband into insensibility.
[Soft dramatic music]
Johnny: I mean, I’m sure my grandma is just doing whatever she thinks is best for doug, right?
Johnny: You keep saying things like that. Am I missing something?
Steve: I can’t exactly put my finger on it, and it’s not just about the situation with julie and doug. Marlena is not herself.
Johnny: Then who is she?
Steve: Are you sure you haven’t noticed anything odd about her recently? Strange behavior you couldn’t–you couldn’t explain.
Johnny: Not really. I guess it was kind of weird when I saw her at the crypt.
Steve: What crypt?
Susan: Oh! Satan, mmm-mm, mm-mm. If you want to kill john black, you’re gonna have to do it over my dead body.
Demon marlena: Tempting, but I’ve got a higher purpose for you.
Susan: A higher purpose?
Demon marlena: Yeah. I’m not gonna kill john black.
Susan: Okay, you’re not.
Demon marlena: No. You are.
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Steve: So you saw marlena at the dimera family crypt?
Johnny: Yeah, and not only that, but she came out dressed like the devil.
Steve: She what?
Johnny: Yeah, it was halloween, you know. She was in that red devil costume, the one with the horns and the pitchfork. She said she was wearing it in support of my film.
Steve: Okay. But what was she doing there?
Johnny: She said she wanted to pay respects to my grandfather.
Steve: Stefano? She went to the crypt to visit stefano? Why?
Johnny: She said that he was the first one to realize she was possessed, and that he risked his life to save her.
Steve: Uh-huh. So did you go inside the crypt?
Johnny: Well, I wanted to go in and scout for my movie, but–
Steve: But what?
Johnny: She stopped me. Wouldn’t let me in.
Susan: I would never ever hurt a single silver hair on john black’s head.
[Whimpers] No, no, no, you know what? There is nothing you can say or do that will ever make me break the sixth or any of other commandments.
Demon marlena: How about this? How about, if you don’t take this dagger and kill john black, I will kill the other john black.
Susan: The other john black? Are you saying that he’s got a look-alike just like me and kristen dimera?
Demon marlena: Are you not aware that your grandson is writing a screenplay that will chronicle the last time that I possessed marlena?
Susan: It’s a terrible idea, if you ask me.
Demon marlena: And are you also not aware that the part of john black is being played by your son, ej?
Susan: Elvis junior?
Demon marlena: So if you don’t take this dagger and plunge it into john black’s heart, I will go over to where your precious son is having his thanksgiving supper, and in front of everybody sitting there, I will carve him like a thanksgiving turkey!
Julie : Whatever you say, he is not taking any more of marlena’s pills. He’s not going back to bayview. He’s staying here for good.
Paulina: You accused me of loving lani more than I love you. That is not true.
Chanel: Your actions say otherwise.
Paulina: What, because i asked her to be my matron of honor?
Chanel: Yeah, that’s one reason.
Paulina: I never meant for that to happen. I was about to tell lani the truth when we got the news that abe had been shot.
Chanel: You were gonna tell her that you’re her mom?
Paulina: But then I saw her at the hospital with abe and how much she loved him. Oh, I just didn’t have the heart to tell her he wasn’t her real father. And then so, the next day when she pressed me about what I was about to say, I just–I just blurted out the first thing that popped into my head.
Chanel: That you wanted her to stand up for you at the wedding.
Paulina: Well, you’d think after lifetime of practice, that I’d be a better liar.
Chanel: Yeah, well what about the way you’ve always talked about her? Lani is so independent and smart and capable. She’s done everything on her own. She’s built a career and a marriage. It’s like you wished that I was more like her.
Paulina: Yes, it’s true. It’s true. I idealized your sister. But maybe because I never got to be her mother, not like I got to be yours. All those times that we shared, all those precious moments. Like that time when you were six. You had your tonsils out. You wanted ice cream, but you got it into your head that you wanted homemade dutch apple ice cream.
Chanel: I saw it on a tv show, and it looked so good. That’s why I taught myself how to bake.
Paulina: I watched you cut up those apples and mix it in with that cream and that sugar with your pretty little face that was just all swollen.
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Chanel: I fell asleep in your arms and woke there the next morning. You didn’t move me all night.
Paulina: I didn’t wanna wake you. Besides, what’s better than dutch apple ice cream for breakfast?
Paulina: Baby, lani and I, we never had that.
Chanel: Well, you didn’t have the problems either. Oh, like that time when I was nine, and I stepped on that yellow jacket nest, and I hid in ms. O’hagen’s well.
Paulina: Oh. I didn’t know where you were for thirteen hours. I was terrified.
Chanel: I trashed my sunday best dress, and I figured that I was better off facing the bees than you.
Paulina: Oh, when I finally found you–
Chanel: Yeah, I– you didn’t say a word. You just held me so tight that I couldn’t breathe.
Paulina: That’s because you were the most precious thing in the world to me. Now, lani, she might be my firstborn daughter, but you, you always will be my baby. Always.
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Chanel: And I’m sorry about abe. I know how much you love him. And I–and I know how excited you were to build a life together.
Paulina: What happened at the wedding–that was not on you. I know big mama–she believes that marlena broke my confidence and told you the truth.
Chanel: Dr. Evans did tell me, but she told me because she wanted me to feel better about you choosing lani as your matron of honor.
Paulina: And she encouraged you to reveal my secret at the wedding.
Chanel: No. No, she didn’T. She just told me go to the wedding and hold my peace. But…
Paulina: What? What is it, baby, what?
Chanel: When the wedding started, I kept looking at dr. Evans when she was standing up there with you and abe, and it was like this feeling came over me. A feeling that she wanted me to tell. And like, I–I couldn’t resist.
Susan: No, please, please. Don’t touch my son. All right. He’s just a good boy. I mean, he’s not perfect, but he does have a pure heart.
Demon marlena: If you say so.
Susan: Come on. Why are you doing this?
Demon marlena: Well, I am the devil.
Susan: I know that, but why are you doing this to me? To us?
Demon marlena: Because john black would not give in to the temptation of kristen.
Susan: Yeah. And he’ll have his soul corrupted.
Demon marlena: He couldn’t let go of his own sense of decency.
Susan: Because he is a decent man.
Demon marlena: Well, you see where that got him.
Susan: Well, it kept you from possessing dr. Marlena evans, fully.
Demon marlena: There is this annoying little voice inside of her that keeps her fighting me. But I know how to get inside her heart and break it. All I have to do is stop john’s heart from beating.
Belle: Do you think doug will come out of this?
Shawn: I don’t know. But I–I looked into his eyes when we were taking him home, and, you know, I think i saw a glimmer of my grandfather.
Belle: Which means he’s still in there, somewhere.
Shawn: Yeah. I think I saw something else: Fear. It’s like he’s scared. But what would he be scared of?
Belle: Or who?
Demon marlena: It’s time, susan.
Susan: How–how–how–how can I?
Demon marlena: You can do this. Drive the dagger into his heart and watch the life just flow out of him. And when I come back, there’d better be another body here to bury, or your son will be joining his father.
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Paulina: Let’s not waste any more time talking about marlena. It’s thanksgiving, baby. Oh, what do you say? We head into the kitchen and we whip us up a feast.
Chanel: Oh, I’m sorry, mama. I can’t stay.
Paulina: Well, I thought we were good.
Chanel: We are, sort of. But when I told johnny i didn’t wanna face you, he offered to fly me to italy.
Paulina: Well, you can–you can put the trip off, can’t you? I mean, right? I mean, we can just set a place for johnny and we can, you know, maybe make some dutch apple ice cream.
Chanel: Mama, I still need some time to process all of this. And I just– I hope you understand.
Paulina: Oh, honey, will you make it home in time for christmas? We’ve never been apart for christmas.
Chanel: I’ll do my best. All right, I gotta go pack a bag.
Chanel: Yes, mama?
Paulina: I love you.
Chanel: I know.
Julie: Kayla, may I?
Kayla: Of course, absolutely. There you go.
Julie: You know me, darling. I know you do. You’re my guy, and I’m your girl, always. I’ll be loving you, always. With a love that is true, always. It may not be fair, always. That’s when I’ll be there, always. Not just for just an hour, not for just a day, not for just a year, but always. You know that song. We sang it together. I know you know me, darling. Please come back. Please come back to me.
Shawn: Who do you think that my grandfather would be scared of?
Belle: It sounds crazy to even say it.
Shawn: What? No, go ahead, say it.
Belle: Well, my dad said that doug told him that it was my mom who tried to kill him, and that she was also the one that tried to kill julie.
Shawn: No, that’s like–
Belle: I know, I know. I thought doug was confused. I thought this was like part of his dementia.
Shawn: I mean, come on. You seriously don’t think that your mom tried to kill doug or julie, do you?
Steve: Why didn’t marlena want you to go inside the crypt?
Johnny: She said there was a rat inside. A big one.
Steve: A rat?
Steve: Did she say anything about your grandpa john?
Johnny: No. Why?
Steve: Well, I’m just trying to track him down.
Johnny: Is he missing?
Steve: No, no, no. He’s probably on a case. I’m just filling in some blanks. Sorry for all the questions. I’ll let you go. Go ahead.
Johnny: Are you sure everything’s okay?
Steve: Yeah. Everything is fine. Happy thanksgiving, kid.
Johnny: You’re not coming in?
Steve: Not yet. Something I need to check out first.
Susan: How can I do this, lord? How can I kill an innocent man? A man who has led a life of decency and righteousness?
Susan: You know, just give me a moment, john black! This is just not an easy choice! It’s not. I mean, oh, my god.
Susan: It’s life and death. Do you know that it’s life, death, life–
John: Listen to me, please. Just listen.
Susan: Okay, okay, okay. I’m gonna listen to you.
John: Susan, I know that–I know that you’re afraid for your son.
Susan: Yeah, elvis, elvis junior.
John: I know. I know. And I know also that the devil is going nowhere near ej.
Paulina: I’ve got a bone to pick with you. Okay, we’re not gonna ask for
Marlena: Paulina, what a pleasant surprise.
Paulina: Nothing pleasant about it, lady.
Marlena: Oh. You’re upset, of course. Abe left you at the altar.
Paulina: Because of you.
Paulina: You told my secret to chanel. Who the hell do you think you are, messing with my life, my family?
Marlena: She was just so upset. She felt that you were rejecting her.
Paulina: I didn’t reject her.
Marlena: Chanel felt like you didn’t value her. So I was just trying to explain to her why you had chosen lani to be your matron of honor.
Paulina: I told you my secret in confidence, and you felt the need to reveal it to my child.
Marlena: I didn’t mean to hurt anybody. I–why would I ever wanna hurt you or abe or anybody else for that matter?
Susan: How do you know that the devil isn’t going after my elvis? I mean, how do you know he isn’t sinking his cloven hooves into my little boy right now?
John: I have dealt with satan before, susan. His whole goal is to poison good, kind souls like yours. He just wants to force your hand so you will forever be branded as a murderer. Trust me, susan. Trust me, susan. Susan?
Susan: No, I know. I know. I know some of what you say is true, but you gotta understand that elvis is my only son.
John: I know.
Susan: And the thought of leaving him to the devil, that–it’s–it’s too much. It’s too much, john black. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. God, please forgive me. Please forgive me.
Paulina: You’re all smiles and sunshine now. Well, let’s see if this gets your attention. I’m filing a complaint with the state medical board. You’re going to lose your license and your job. Now, now, let’s see, let’s see if that cuts through to your little devil-may-care attitude.
Marlena: [Laughing] My devil-may-care attitude?
Paulina: You think this is funny?
Marlena: No, no. I don’T. I think it’s sad. I think you’re projecting.
Paulina: What the hell are you talking about?
Marlena: You wanna destroy my career the same way your daughter destroyed your wedding. There it is. And the fact is that abe’s never coming back to you. Lani is never coming back to you. And I’m not the liar, and the hypocrite. That would be you. So I’m sorry, but you’ll never have your family back, and you’ll never have abe back. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna check my voicemail.
Paulina: I’m not finished with you, you cold-hearted bitch!
Demon marlena: Who are you calling a bitch, bitch?
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[Knock at door]
Johnny: Hey. I–I got nervous when i didn’t hear from you.
Chanel: Everything good?
Johnny: Yeah, yeah. I talked to allie. She said that she would watch the bakery while we’re gone.
Chanel: And she wasn’t mad about me leaving like this?
Johnny: A little surprised, but she understood. She said to call her when we get to the airport.
Chanel: So we’re good to go.
Johnny: Did you tell your mother that you’re bailing on thanksgiving?
Chanel: I did.
Johnny: Was it awful?
Chanel: Not nearly as awful as I dreamed. I was expecting the worst. When my mom is upset, she can unleash holy hell.
Demon marlena: Might be a good idea for you to let go of my arm.
Paulina: Who–what are you?
Demon marlena: Get out of here. Go!
Paulina: Go, go…
[Cell phone rings]
Marlena: Hello, honey.
Belle: Mom, I need to talk to you.
Marlena: Okay. About what?
Belle: I’ve petitioned the court on julie’s behalf to restore her right to make decisions for her husband.
Marlena: Nobody notified me about this. As doug’s doctor, I will–i will contact the court.
Belle: The judge ruled in julie’s favor, mom. You’re no longer in charge of doug’s care.
Marlena: Okay. If julie is allowed to be alone with doug at bayview, well, could be very dangerous for her.
Belle: She’s not at bayview. She’s at home. And so is doug.
Julie: Is there a chance this condition is–is permanent?
Kayla: It’s hard for me to get a clear picture of his current mental status. We’re gonna have to wait until the medication wears off.
Julie: How long will it take to wear off?
Kayla: Maybe 24 hours. But at least he’s home.
Julie: Home, for the holidays.
Kayla: Thank god for that.
Julie: It’s gonna be all right, sweetheart. It’s thanksgiving, and we have so much to be grateful for.
Kayla: Hey, steve, it’s me. Uh, doug is home. It’s a long story, but… I think I’m gonna stay here for thanksgiving. I’ll text roman and kate and let them know we are not gonna make it to the pub. And then hopefully you’ll be able to join me here as soon as you can. I–I know you are out looking for answers about marlena. I sure hope you find them.
Susan: Oh. Oh, no, it’s the devil. The devil has returned for his due. John black, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. Like pulsing, electric shocks,
Johnny: Well, I’m glad your mom took responsibility for her lie instead of putting it all on you.
Chanel: Yeah, I gotta admit, I wasn’t expecting that. I’ve never seen her so guilty and heartbroken.
Johnny: Chanel, the family jet is waiting on the runway, but you just made peace with your mom. Are you sure you don’t wanna stick around here and do thanksgiving with your family?
Chanel: Gio, are you trying to get out of showing me italy?
Johnny: No, tesoro mio. But your mom–
Chanel: I want to see italia.
Johnny: All right then. Shall we?
Paulina: Yes, officer, this is paulina price, and I would like to report… to tell you the god’s honest truth, I don’t know what the hell I just saw.
Shawn: There you go, grandpa.
Julie: The head of the table, where you belong.
Shawn: So what did your mom say?
Belle: Oh, she hung up on me.
Shawn: She what?
Belle: She wasn’t thrilled about doug’s release.
Kayla: Well, I left a message for steve. Hopefully, he will join us.
Julie: Before we begin, I have a thought. Thanksgiving. It’s meant to be a celebration of gratitude. But this thanksgiving is not what anybody would’ve wanted or expected. Yet still, it is a time to pause and to consider how much we have to be thankful for. This wonderful old home. Seated at this table are a few of our dear family, treasured friend. Shawn douglass, our grandson, his wonderful wife, belle, our dear, dear friend, kayla. You and so many more are the people that we share our life with, the people we’re blessed to love, to be loved by. We are grateful for each other. Most of all, I’m thankful for you, my darling. In our long marriage, you have always been the one to be the optimist, the one who always had to remind me our glass is half full. Though you’re silent today– I know, when I get talking, I never let anyone get a word in edgewise. I want you to know, I feel your optimism. And though these last months have been so very dark, now that you are home, that darkness is fading away. Your goodness, doug, your loving spirit, your enduring joy and light, lifts us all, lifts us into the light. You’re the center of my universe, darling. I’ll move heaven and earth to get you well. So happy thanksgiving, my darling husband, and happy thanksgiving to us all.
Belle/shawn/kayla: Happy thanksgiving. Cheers.
Marlena: Happy thanksgiving.
Julie: What are you doing here?
Marlena: I’ve come to wish you all a happy thanksgiving and to take doug back to bayview.
Julie: The hell you will.
Marlena: I think it’s for the best.
Julie: I don’t care what you think. You put my husband in a padded room. You locked him in. You–you gave him such powerful drugs, he doesn’t even know who I am anymore.
Marlena: For his own good.
Julie: You’re not his doctor anymore, marlena. Tell her. Tell her, belle.
Belle: I tried to tell her on the phone.
Julie: You are no longer welcome in this house, marlena.
Marlena: Doug is still a danger to himself and others.Li kayla knows that.
Kayla: I’m not sure i agree with that anymore.
Marlena: You’re not sure you agree? It’s clear that julie has let her emotions take over her judgment.
Julie: Don’t talk to me about judgment, or I will show you what a danger to others really looks like.
Marlena: That would be a mistake.
Doug: You, you, you, you’re, you’re–
Marlena: You’re confused. You’re lost. I can help you.
Shawn: Look, let him– let him speak, marlena.
Belle: Mom, please.
Julie: Darling, what is it you’re trying to say?
Doug: You–you’re the devil!